2016-2017 Concert Season

Download the 2016-2017 season brochure.

All mainstage concerts are at Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium.

Sizzling Strings

October 29 & 30
Andante Festivo
Ewazen Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra
Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Maestro Quinn and the Juneau Symphony kick off the season with an electrifying concert showcasing both new and timeless symphonic classics. Sibelius’ grand and majestic Andante Festivo opens the concert. In a career spanning more than one thousand movie soundtracks, world class french horn soloist Jim Thatcher joins the orchestra to play Ewazen’s suspenseful Horn Concerto. Schumann’s glorious Fourth Symphony promises to have you on your feet with an ending not to be missed.

American Roots

February 11 & 12
Fanfare for the Common Man
Ives The Circus Band
Barber Adagio for Strings
Copland Hoedown from Rodeo
Gould American Salute
Williams With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
Anderson Bugler’s Holiday
Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3
Ward America the Beautiful

Join Maestro Quinn and the Juneau Symphony in a patriotic celebration as we perform music by the great American composers. Perennial favorites such as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Barber’s Adagio for Strings are highlighted by the orchestra. Join in singing our concluding audience favorite, America the Beautiful.

Symphony Showcase

March 18 & 19
Juneau Symphony members and friends perform their favorite chamber pieces.
Saturday at Northern Light Church, 8 pm
Sunday at Aldersgate Methodist Church, 3 pm



Legendary Masters

April 29 & 30
Chichester Psalms, with the Juneau Symphony Chorus
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 Jupiter

In this concert, we pair young, brilliant soloists with legendary composers, performing some of the world’s most beloved works. Our youth concerto competition winner Tezah Haddock will dazzle the audience with his interpretation of Mozart while the Juneau Symphony Chorus and Juneau Douglas High School Choir join the orchestra for Bernstein’s hopeful and life-affirming Chichester Psalms. Mozart’s monumental masterpiece the “Jupiter” Symphony will conclude this concert with works never performed before in Juneau.

The Movie Maestro: A Tribute to John Williams

June 10-11

We close the season with a special tribute to the incomparable John Williams. With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film music, providing the soundtrack of our lives and becoming the Academy’s most nominated living person. Re-live music of the big screen from his greatest Hollywood scores, including Superman, Indiana Jones, and of course, Star Wars. Behold the power of music and film as visual clips are shown on the big screen while you experience the grandeur of live music, including a few audience interactive surprises. This is a concert not to be missed!

2017-2018 dates

We are grateful to Community Schools and the Juneau School District for their cooperation in securing weekends for our mainstage concerts next season. We are happy to announce the following concert dates:

Fall: October 21-22
Winter: January 27-28
Spring: April 7-8
Summer: June 9-10
Symphony Showcase dates are still to be determined.